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by mickk
Mar 31 2019 2:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!

Ok well after much stuffing around and a move interstate, some meaningful stats. On country roads, up 450m and down 450m then back again I can report that the battery and leafbike motor can go 65k at an average speed of 30kph using pedal assist number 2 and sometimes 3. The gearing is 52/11 biopace ...
by mickk
Feb 28 2019 2:24am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!

Well mate it turns out the battery had a crimped wire, so had to wait for a replacement to arrive, it has so all good there. When that arrived, the second test run, the rear marathon plus tour tyre shit itself. The bead was crimped when I got it, and where it was bent it failed. The slime tube tried...
by mickk
Feb 09 2019 6:30pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

The seller says crimped wire.
by mickk
Feb 07 2019 2:21am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

No voltage on the battery output usually indicates the BMS has shutdown output to protect the pack from damage from overdischarge. If your wattmeter doesn't indicate you used the full capacity of the pack yet, then that usually means the pack is not well-balanced, or has problematic cells (often it...
by mickk
Feb 07 2019 2:03am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

Thanks for the input. When I got this battery, it was loose in an Austpost satchell, not even bubble wrap so I KNEW it would be trouble. When I moved the battery, the guts was loose in the case. The replacement has arrived, this time it was packed correctly and is not loose in the case. I suspect a ...
by mickk
Feb 02 2019 10:42pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

Thanks mate, I am sending it back for a replacement. Charger shuts off, so I cant leave it on overnight. He doesnt want me opening the case to check for a blown fuse. Only thing of note is that its a 48v 17ah battery and the LCD display yesterday indicated it was running at 52v. I am willing to give...
by mickk
Feb 02 2019 10:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

Forget it, bloke next door checked with his meter too, dead as a door nail.
I blame the sender, who sent the bloody thing in a plastic bag, no packing at all, not even bubble wrap.
I told him at the time that he was a fool for doing so.
:roll:
posted when you posted the msg above, thanks anyway.
by mickk
Feb 02 2019 10:08pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

Hmm I can get a 1.5v battery to read 1.5 volts on my meter, the bike battery best I can do is under DC 200m, it reads .6, cant get anythng at all to come up under any other setting. Is this a dead battery? POF is about 11/10 atm grr.
by mickk
Feb 02 2019 9:46pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 525

LEAFBIKE dead after 24 hrs HELP!

I built the Leafbike yesterday, worked fine, this morning dead.
Any ideas folks? battery is charged, checked all wiring, but the LCD003 is dead, wont turn on.

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewt ... 2#p1443062
by mickk
Feb 02 2019 9:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!

ITS DEAD TODAY, not happy.
by mickk
Feb 01 2019 11:31pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

ITS ALIVE! :bigthumb: I need to do some cable management and mount the battery, but it works. I put the battery in a backpack, took it for a spin. Definitely has some grunt but sat on 20 barely touched the throttle I wont ramp it up till its all done. One thing I noticed, the back brake does not cut...
by mickk
Jan 31 2019 3:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

Well after a break, I paid someone to solder wires, add anderson plugs. It was easier for me to pay someone $20 to join and solder and wrap connection for the battery and add plugs. So now all that is left to do is slight modification to where the battery will sit. Connect the dots, put controller i...
by mickk
Oct 08 2018 2:20am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

Yes I hear ya, I know what you mean. I am torn between making it look new and sticking old cable housings etc on it to make it looki less desirable to tea leaves. Its a very moot point, if you make something look what it is worth, it stands out. When its finished, I guess replacement value would be ...
by mickk
Oct 08 2018 2:11am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original 1990s Bluey Marchant Sydney Bicycle Boot
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Original 1990s Bluey Marchant Sydney Bicycle Boot

I found my Bicycle Boot. Bluey invented these boots, made of fibreglass with a hinged lockable lid designed to hold 12 cans of soft drink with ice. It sits perfectly on a pack rack, is an aero design and as solid as you can get. A man before his time was Bluey. I am thinking about putting my control...
by mickk
Oct 05 2018 3:56am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

God help America.
by mickk
Oct 05 2018 3:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

I have spent a lot of time trying to remove the decals from the frame.

My my, eucy oil, petrol, heat, wd40, hot water, you name it, very stubborn.
finally got em off, touching up the frame with spray gloss enamel.
Been sick, but very close.
by mickk
Sep 23 2018 4:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

Heres the general idea. The juice container has enough room to shove all the cable connections up through the hole in the lid whilst still having room for air. It will be simple enough to stick a thermometer in the container and maybe a lil solar micro fan or two. Should be pretty waterproof and any...
by mickk
Sep 22 2018 10:41pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

Silly me I thought posting in ebike technical, it would be a given that I was talking about an electric bike.
More fool me for thinking that when I said no cones, I would be believed.
Dont blame me for people going off on tangents, pretending to know what they dont know.
by mickk
Sep 22 2018 10:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

Can anyone see a problem with this arrangement? On the drive side, from the inside out I have a nut on the outside of the cassette by a few mm acting as a stop. Then I have the silver torque washer, no it wont make a difference if I flatten the tab, then is the drop out attached to it is a silver de...
by mickk
Sep 22 2018 9:43pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

Voltron wrote:
Sep 21 2018 2:22pm
Hey, I get it suddenly, this is on a hub motor, and not just a hub? Then that nut just might screw on without normal locknutting, with some spacers to get the final one out past the cassette. Ideally the final one has the knurling on the outside to get it to bite into the dropout.
Correct!
by mickk
Sep 21 2018 1:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: ITS ALIVE Aussie Build COMPLETE!
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: Everything needed apart from the frame Aussie Build

Got the right cassette, the games can begin.

I have all parts now so can play lock washer fun with the back wheel, get it upright, fit the cockpit.
Run the wires, do the connections and see wheres best for the controller to go.

Downtube, on top of rear rack, seat tube.... we will see.
by mickk
Sep 21 2018 12:49am
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

If the cassette lock ring holds the cassette on, then I guess this nut is for sitting inside the drop outs? withthe other nuts and washers? For cripes' sake, go to a bike shop. They'll sort you out, and the better kind of shop will show you what you want to know. But you are at the point where you ...
by mickk
Sep 20 2018 10:35pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

I can assure you theres no cones they are sealed bearings.
by mickk
Sep 20 2018 10:23pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

The bearings inside the hub shell are sealed, there are no cones :shock:
by mickk
Sep 20 2018 10:05pm
Forum: E-Bike Technical
Topic: Where does this nut go?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

Re: Where does this nut go?

If the cassette lock ring holds the cassette on, then I guess this nut is for sitting inside the drop outs? withthe other nuts and washers?
Perhaps it goes on the other side to protect where the cable comes out of the axle? and was where it is to put it out of the way for shipping?